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    Hi i'm new to this website, i recently decided to go natural, i cut all of the relaxed hair off already... umm i have a question, can someone help me out, i am currently in school in a small town, and i would like to purchase some of the products listed by others as being good, can someone tell me what stores i can find these products, if necessary i will order them online, sometimes it is hard to find stores and products in this town, so if someone knows a place to order them could you give me the website, any other helpful tips or warnings any body could have for me would be great, all advice welcomed.
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    I would definitely try the following websites:

    -IBeautyNY (http://www.ibeautyny.com)
    -Sickbay.biz (sells most Dominican products-Suela Y Canela (Cinnamon & Sole) works great for managing new growth)
    -Ebay.com (You can buy almost anything on EBay)
    -Carol's Daughter (carolsdaughter.com)
    -Curve Slon Products (http://www.curve-salon.com/products.htm) (they're pretty expensive- it all depends on how much money you plan on spending)

    It all depends on what type of products you're looking for.

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    I am new to this site...and already have found some wonderful information. I am currently in transition and it is about the hardest thing thing so far. My funds are limited and I cannot always get braids (which is much easier)...I was wondering if I should just cut it all off and start from scratch and buy some dangling earings (lol)...I have been putting cornrows in my hair (no extensions, just my hair). I have noticed that I don't shed as much as I used to, but the permed hair is starting to pop. Can I straighten it or what? I have no clue as to how I want to style it; my ultimate goal is to be perm free...HELP

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    I also have a question...

    I looked through a thread some time ago about homemade products, and there was a mention of glycerin + water to moisturize...

    Problem is - I have no idea what glycerin looks like! I live in Japan and would like my mom to bring some from the store when she visits in a few weeks.

    Does anyone have a pic of their bottle of glycerin? It'd be much appreciated
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    Hi i'm new to this website, i recently decided to go natural, i cut all of the relaxed hair off already... umm i have a question, can someone help me out, i am currently in school in a small town, and i would like to purchase some of the products listed by others as being good, can someone tell me what stores i can find these products, if necessary i will order them online, sometimes it is hard to find stores and products in this town, so if someone knows a place to order them could you give me the website, any other helpful tips or warnings any body could have for me would be great, all advice welcomed.
    Thanks
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    Welcome to the site. what products are you looking for? do you remember the names?

    Does anyone have a pic of their bottle of glycerin? It'd be much appreciated
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    I get mine from walgreens.

    there is regular glycerin and glycerin with rosewater. both work great!






    they can be found in the same area as the facial mask and other things like that.

    I am new to this site...and already have found some wonderful information. I am currently in transition and it is about the hardest thing thing so far. My funds are limited and I cannot always get braids (which is much easier)...I was wondering if I should just cut it all off and start from scratch and buy some dangling earings (lol)...I have been putting cornrows in my hair (no extensions, just my hair). I have noticed that I don't shed as much as I used to, but the permed hair is starting to pop. Can I straighten it or what? I have no clue as to how I want to style it; my ultimate goal is to be perm free...HELP
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    welcome! it is really up to you! if you dont mind the shortness, cutting now would help you learn to maintian your hair as it grows.

    straitening is not a good idea and you wont find too many people here who are fond of the idea. check these areas to find out why.

    http://www.nappturality.com/forum/in...howtopic=24408

    http://www.nappturality.com/forum/in...showtopic=2596

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    Thanks for the info... greatly appreciated it
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    [font=Comic Sans Ms][font=Comic Sans Ms]Hello everyone,

    I am a new and very pleased member of this site! The info you can read here is just GREAT.
    I am in the transitioning process for the 2nd time.

    I have a few questions ! Where can u buy this Apple Cider Vinegar?
    Does anyone here have any expedience with the baby products soft & precious? A friend of mines who is all natural uses the detangle conditioner and it work well for her!

    I have been told several times that DAX (the black one) pomade is very good for your hair! I myself have used it on and off with no complains, does anyone have any exsperience with it growing your hair ?

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    Because I have been notoriously bad about checking the Transitioners forum, I decided to post answers to the questions that seem to pop up the most. If you I've missed a question or you would like to add an additional suggestion/comment, then by all means please do.

    How often can I wash my hair?
    As often as you would like. Sometimes I washed my hair every day. Sometimes it was once a week. It all depended on my mood and how my hair was reacting. Once I discovered no-pooing, my hair loved it so I washed every day.
    Why is my hair shedding? Is this normal?
    Being that this question appears on this list, I hope that you realize that you are not alone. We all shedded while transitioning. Some more than others. Personally, I had very little shedding. As true as it is today as it was while I was transitioning, a good trim is an excellent way to prevent shedding. I'm not sure that I understand why this helps (it doesn't follow logic) but it works wonders. I think that it has a lot to do (at least it does for me now) on preventing rough ends from catching on to things.

    Another cause of shedding and breakage is how you are handling your hair. Be gentle with it. Detangle in the shower. Use wide tooth combs. Finger comb it.
    What products can I use? Can I use things that I used on my relaxed hair?
    You can use any products that you want. Most of use went through many products phases (try everything, try everything natural, try everything by Carol's Daughter, mix everything with shea butter, try everything that says anti-frizz, etc). The most important thing to do is to listen to your hair.

    I would highly recommend reading the article that lets you know which products to avoid (see NP article archive). This is how I select my products. I read the article and I know what I want to avoid sulfates, petroleum, mineral oil, dyes, perfumes, etc. I also read Curly Girl (book by Lorraine Massey) to know what products I wanted to look for. They fall under the categories of humectants, proteins, moisturizers and one more that I can't remember right now. Humectants draw mosture from the air and include Glycerin. Proteins add strength and too much can be a bad thing. Examples of good moisterizers are aloe vera and shea butter.

    What products should I use to moisturize?
    Ask your hair. Do you wish that your hair would look more like it did when it's wet. Chances are that your hair needs moisture not oil. What's the difference? Oil is for nutrients, water is for moisture. Therefore I use products high in moisture content, including humectants.

    What styles can I wear? How do I deal with the two textures?
    Most people will suggest wearing styles that disguise the two textures. That includes twists, twist-outs, rollers sets, braids, braid outs, Bantu/chi-chi knots, wet sets, straw sets, etc. Don't forget about the basic ponytail, just make sure that it isn't too tight.
    How long should I transition?
    Some people transition for 5 minutes and others for a year or more. I transitioned for one year. If you decide to go for a long transition, I would recommend lots and of patience and diligence in making sure that you trim your ends more often. I know that a lot of people suggest about an inch a month.

    Can I transition with braids? Can I transition by burning the hair straight my hair?
    Braids and burning the hair straight, although each having their own issue, present another problem. They both prolong how the process of learning to work with your natural texture.

    Braids - If you are going to wear them, make sure that they are not too tight. Also, the fake hair may be robbing your hair of it's natural oils.

    burning the hair straight - burning the hair straight can actually cause damage to your hair. Think about it. When you burn your hair from burning the hair straight, it's burnt, no amount of conditioning is going to bring it back.

    How often should I trim my hair?
    I would recommend at least once a month while transitioning.

    Should I go to a professional?
    One of the most important parts of transitioning is learning to work with your own hair. Most of us don't go to professionals. My take on it is that no matter how much experience they have in doing hair, I still have more experience at doing my own hair. unless it is a style that I can't achieve on my own, I do it myself. I know what tools and products my hair responds best to. Even when I go to a professional, I bring my own things.

    What is Scab hair?
    Scab hair usually refers to damaged hair just below the scalp when you are getting a chemical fire cream. In other words it is the very first bit of new growth right after your last chemical fire cream.

    Why is my scalp itching?
    It could be many things. Too many products, the wrong products, your scalp adjusting to the new routine or being exposed to the elements. You may need to try new products, especially your shampoo, or try an apple cider vinegar rinse to get rid of product build up. A little oil may also help.
    What is no-poo/condish wash?
    Using conditioner only when washing your hair. Why? Shampoo is for the scalp and conditioner is for your hair. Shampoo was developed to fight hard water. A good analogy (from Curly girl) is that washing your hair in shampoo is like washing a delicate wool sweater in a harsh soap. No matter how much you rinse, you never get it all out. Conditioners have enough cleansing agents to get your hair clean. Not convinced or this method doesn't work for you, I would suggest a sulfate free shampoo (Creme of Nature) or conditioning shampoo (Burt's bees Shampoo bar).
    I'll be back to fill in any gaps that I missed.
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    OK SO I CAN JUST WASH MY HAIR WITH ANY MOISTURIZING CONDITIONER AND MY SCALP WILL BE CLEAN, NO ITCHING OR FEELING DIRTY AFTER WASHING MY HAIR WITH CONDITIONER?!!!
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    OK SO I CAN JUST WASH MY HAIR WITH ANY MOISTURIZING CONDITIONER AND MY SCALP WILL BE CLEAN, NO ITCHING OR FEELING DIRTY AFTER WASHING MY HAIR WITH CONDITIONER?!!!
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    I like to use Suave Coconut and Suave Humectant conditioner. I don't think conditioning washes work well if you have a lot of product buildup. If you do, then you might need to shampoo first and do a ACV rinse. Then, you can do conditioner washes with no problem.

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    hey nappy peoplez!

    I am not new to the nappy....I dabble here and there and in the end, get a perm. This time I decided to stick it through because I'm noticing that perms are not allowing my hair to grow to it's full potential. I'm currently sporting a braid out style with my 2 inches of new growth and about 8 inches of permed hair. I plan on doing this till the end of the year. I tried braids a couple months ago and they broke my edges out, and a wig last month. The wig worked but I stay in FL.....need I say more?! My only hurdle I''m having difficulties with is what to do with my hair once it grows out. Do I dread it or just let it be? Which is best?
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    hey nappy peoplez!

    I am not new to the nappy....I dabble here and there and in the end, get a perm. This time I decided to stick it through because I'm noticing that perms are not allowing my hair to grow to it's full potential. I'm currently sporting a braid out style with my 2 inches of new growth and about 8 inches of permed hair. I plan on doing this till the end of the year. I tried braids a couple months ago and they broke my edges out, and a wig last month. The wig worked but I stay in FL.....need I say more?! My only hurdle I''m having difficulties with is what to do with my hair once it grows out. Do I dread it or just let it be? Which is best?
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    Welcome

    That is completely up to you. Look at the albums and see what you like. I decided not to loc. Some decide to loc after a couple days or a coupdl years. It's all up to you.

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